Lamb of God Randy Blythe must be getting soft in his old age. And no, we’re not talking about his clean singing on “Overlord.” In an interview in the current issue of Revolver, he talks about the new wave of internet bullying and hatred, and comes across surprisingly tolerant and sympathetic towards Canadian pop star Justin Bieber:
“If you think about the type of shit you can talk on the internet anonymously, this would never, ever happen 30 years ago. Think about Justin Bieber. I can’t name a single Justin Bieber song. I don’t really know what his music sounds like. But I’m sure it’s not good. He’s not writing anything life-changing. But if you Google ‘I hate Justin Bieber,’ or ‘Kill Justin Bieber’ — and I did this one time — there’s thousands of hits that come up. And I read all these comments from anonymous people, some of whom are probably 14-year-old kids. And they’re writing stuff like, ‘I hope he dies. I wish he’d catch on fire. Someone should murder him.’ They’re doing this in a public forum, and this is the norm. There are no repercussions. So, yes, Justin Bieber probably sucks. But does he deserve to die? Dude, he’s a fucking Canadian pop singer. When I was a kid, if I had a problem with someone I’d go to his fucking face and deal with it. It’s insane to me that this type of shit is accepted now. It’s fucking nuts.”
The takeaway we get from this is that if Justin Bieber was around when Randy Blythe was a kid, he’d get in front of his face and beat the shit out of him. We’re probably reading it wrong, though. We do know that unlike Bieber, Randy Blythe isn’t about to cry on national TV, even if Lamb of God is a “Christian” metal band.
[via Metal Hammer]